Fox News Host Eric Bolling Considering Future Senate Run

(Updated)

Fox News television personality Eric Bolling arrives at Trump Tower, Nov. 16, 2016 / Getty

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Fox News host Eric Bolling is mulling a future run for the U.S. Senate.

Bolling currently co-hosts "The Fox News Specialists," but in a recent telephone interview with Politico, he stated that he might consider giving up his career in television to challenge a southern Republican senator.

"A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they're not conservative at all," said Bolling, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump.

Bolling declined to specify in which state he would consider launching a Senate run. The Fox News personality currently resides in New York City and grew up in Chicago. He did attend Rollins College in Florida.

Earlier this month, Bolling signed a "long-term contract" with Fox News that runs out in three years. The television personality noted that a run for public office would have to happen after the contract expires—or it could be "never."

Bolling is no stranger to Republican politics. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, Bolling defended then-candidate Donald Trump and became an early support of his. When he is on television, Bolling often goes on monologues that he labels "Wake Up America."

"They're really right wing, hard-core conservative commentaries and I think this is what my brand personally is all about, but this is an opportunity to get that voice out there stronger," Bolling told Politico. "It's a strong, common-sense conservative voice that I think we need to continue going forward.

"I think it's important for Republicans and conservatives to have a strong right wing conservative common sense voice highlighted and [Fox is] giving me that opportunity, to their credit, and I'm thankful for that," he said.

Bolling, who has a new book out called The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It, later added that the media is making a mistake by devoting so much time to Trump's potential ties to Russia and not focusing more on the economy.

"The left, the mainstream media, everyone but the ‘fair and balanced network,' say Russia is the biggest story here," Bolling said. "But guess what? The economy is the biggest story right now—90 percent of Americans care about the economy, they question whether they can pay for their kid's school, college, pay to take my family out to dinner. It sounds campy but it's true."

"The economic accomplishments are astounding," Bolling continued. "The left will say it's because of President [Barack] Obama, but Trump told me he was going to do this, Day One ‘I will start rolling back regulations.' I had no idea the economic impact it would have, the American economic might he unleashed by doing that."

Bolling was a co-host of "The Five" until Bill O'Reilly's departure from the network. Bolling now co-hosts "The Fox News Specialists" with Eboni Williams and Katherine Timpf.

UPDATED 1:50 P.M.: This post was updated to note that Eric Bolling recently signed a new contract with Fox News.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at kugle@freebeacon.com.

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